Waldemar Haffkine is largely unremembered, despite developing vaccines against both cholera and bubonic plague

Originally published at: Waldemar Haffkine is largely unremembered, despite developing vaccines against both cholera and bubonic plague | Boing Boing

Bubonic plague is bacterial, not viral, so you can’t vaccinate for it? It’s easily treated with antibiotics though. I already listen to Futility Closet so maybe I’ll find out what they meant when this comes up in my feed. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Vaccination can be for both viral and bacterial infections. Cholera, bubonic plague, pertussis and diphtheria are all bacterial.

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Well, what’s he done for me lately?